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New patterns, fabrics, Mini Tila assortments

Monica's Message
A Message from Monica

Happy New Year!
   I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. Mine was kind of quiet. I just don’t know what day it is with the holidays coming in the middle of the week--I’m a little confused! I can’t wait to get back to normal (lol) whatever that is for me.
   We are really cleaning out LOTS of stuff all over the shop as we get ready for our Yard Sale on January 18. Beaders,—you’re in for a treat. We have always had a lot of bargains for the quilters but not much for you--not fair, right? So, I have taken a hard look at the bead room and decided we need some new colors in Delica and seed beads, BUT in order to do that we need to get rid of some of the old colors. Let me tell you it’s harder than you think. Rose Mary is helping--I want to take half of what she’s pulled off the shelves home for me! So, this year, along with the quilters I hope to see lots of beaders.
       I'm excited about the classes for next quarter. We have two guest teachers joining us: Deb Pace returns with her wonderful Zentangle classes. There is something for beginners as well as experienced "tanglers." And, Mary Shay will be here in March to teach you how to make an exquisite ribbon embroidery piece call Spring Bouquet. You can see Deb's classes by clicking here, and Mary's class by clicking here. We have a full line-up of new and returning classes on both sides of the shop. They are up on the website and the newsletter is ready to pick up in the shop or download (click here.)Take a  look at Classes below to see what's coming up in the next 3 months.
   mini havana Speaking of classes, we love it when customers share their finished projects with us. Anne Hicks sent us this photo of her Laura Heine collage quilt. Nice job, Anne!
      Road to California tickets are available at the quilt register while they last. $16 for a multi-day wrist band, cash only and NO REFUNDS! The money goes directly to the shows organizers—we offer this as a service to help you avoid long ticket lines at the show. For more information, visit the Road to California website.
   Check out What's New, What's Happening & Classes below to see sewing and jewelry classes with links for more information. Plus, lots of new things came in--read on to check it all out!
      We hope to see you soon--

What's Happening
Yard sale

What's New

Lots of things come into the store each week--some new, some returning. We can't share everything, but here are some of our favorites.

The 15" diameter Roundabout jelly roll tote makes a great project bag, beach or shopping bag. Fusible foam makes it stand up or, for a softer bag use fusible fleece or batting in place of the foam.

rev it up pattern
Does your foot control walk more than you do? This nifty little Rev It Up pattern goes over your foot control and will keep it from sliding all over the floor. It uses gripper utility fabric on the underside to keep it from slipping, and vinyl on the top to keep your feet from getting the fabric dirty.

jelly bean pattern
This jellyroll bag can be made the size you like by simply adding or decreasing the tubes.
heat wave
Heat Wave is a cute one-day project can be made using a fat quarter and scraps. Use it to store your curling iron or flat iron, mini applique iron or crystal application iron. This would make a GREAT gift item or something for a bazaar.
coaster set
Create a designer coaster set in a fabric holder. The silicone protects surfaces against hot, cold and wet beverages.

Four transparent silicone coaster pieces, instructions and template are included in the pattern


Check out these tubes of assorted tilas! Each tube has enough beads in 3 sizes to make this memory wire wrap. Three color ways.
This kit starts with a War Bonnet panel from the Red Rock Reflections collection. The quilt measures approx. 42" x 57" and sells for $72. 95. The pottery and cactus fabrics below, though not in this quilt, are part of the same group of fabrics.

Red Rock Reflecctions collection

pottery cactus

Classes, Classes, Classes!
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Download the 1st Quarter 2020 Newsletter

We offer classes for all skill levels. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you'll find something to get your creative juices flowing at Monica's. Our teachers are experienced and passionate about their craft. You'll get 10% off class supplies purchased from us and, on class days, we'll give you 10% off whatever you buy, whether it's for class or not.
(No further discount on sale items.)

On The Quilt Side--and more

We have a class for you! From the basics to art quilts, clothing, accessories and home decor--pick up a new skill or just come in and have some fun sewing with others. Classes for September thru March are up on the website and in our Quarterly Newsletters.

ribbon embroidery 
Beginning Ribbon Embroidery
Guest teacher Mary Shay guides you to make a Spring Bouquet. Kit includes everything but the scissors!

zentangle 101Zentangle 101
An introduction to this relaxing drawing style--anyone can draw one line at a time!

 zentangle renaissance
Zentangle: Renaissance
Take your skills to the next level
 zentangle notan
Zentangle: Notan
Interweave the Janapense theory of "dark-light" in your tiles
zentangle klimt
Zentangle: Klimt
Create artwork inspired by Gustav Klimt
one block wonder
One Block Wonder--just one fabric!
easy fabric ropes from strips
Easy Fabric Ropes from Strips
Bring your project and Cheryl will simplify this versatile technique
cutting multi layer fabrics Multi-Layer Fabric Cutting
One Block Wonder, Kaleidoscope, Stack and Whack--all use the same basic technique.
rock the block
Rock the Block Album Style
Learn Joe Cunningham's fun and easy technique for creating a unique quilt every time--even if you use the same fabrics!
sashiko needle case
Sashiko Needle Case
Embellish with the age-old "clean-stitch" technique. Rose Mary's pattern is included.
Sashiko sampler
Sashiko Sampler
Extend the life of your clothing with beautiful repairs or embellish any cloth with this Japanese stitch style.
cell phone clutch
Cell Phone Clutch
Beautiful in cork, fabric--or a combination of the two!
Little Poppins Bag
Little Poppins Bag
Make the small or medium version of this popular bag
Poppins Bag
Poppins Bag
A large zipper-top bag that's great for all of your magical stuff!
Jelly Roll Bag
Jelly Roll Tote
So simple that you don't even need a pattern
Violet Craft foundation piecing 
Violet Craft Paper Piecing
choose any of her foundation pieced projects
T-shirt quilt 
Turn T-Shirts into a memory quilt
wriggling Wriggling
Make a charm pack dance and shimmer
Raw Edge Landscape
Raw Edge Landscape
Use a photograph as inspiration
Laura Heine collage
Laura Heine Collage Quilt
Learn Laura's clever technique for applique without templates
Laura Heine making fish
Laura Heine Making Fish
Play with little strips to make a unique fish
aloha dress
Aloha Dress
A sweet little dress with 3 skirt options

Heat Wave
Heat Wave
Perfect for a mix of large and small prints
A fat-quarter-friendly quilt
mondo madness
Mondo Madness
Gridded fusible is the secret to fast and accurate seams
Eight O'clock
Eight O'Clock
A modern twist on a classic quilt
wine zip bag
Zippered Bottle Bag
a perfect hostess gift
paper piecing
Paper Piecing with
Catherine Wilson
Learn the Judy Niemeyer way to perfect points
machine cleaning
Basic Machine Cleaning
Keep your machine in good working order between tune-ups
beginning quilt making
Beginning Quiltmaking
Your quilting adventure starts with this 4 week course to learn the basics
free motion
Intro to Free Motion
Walking foot, free motion foot, needles, thread, machine tension--learn to put it all together for perfect stitches
Licorice Medley
Licorice Medley
An easy black and white scrap buster
zip gift wrap
Zippered Pocket Gift Wrap
A quick project--and great stash buster

On The Bead Side
We offer over a hundred different jewelry-making classes. Each of our teachers has their own style and focus. They are always trying new techniques, tools and products to offer you classes using the latest and greatest in the bead world. Dates and times for September 2019 thru March 2020 are on the website and in our Quarterly Newsletter.

Oma's Heart
Oma's Heart, a Links II project
wire wrap I bangle
Wire Wrap I bangle
mystic earrings
Mystic Earrings
A Half-a-Dozen Earrings project
Patricia Paz-Altschul
While Patricia's focus is wirework with beginning classes and more advanced projects, she also teaches basic knotting and basic stringing. You'll find classes featuring Wire Wrap, Links, Coils, Chains and more.

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beaded beads
Beaded Bead Revolution
peyote cgb
Peyote CGB
Rose Mary Jameson
Rose Mary loves to bead--whether you are looking for simple or complex, she has a project for you. Macrame, Loomwork, Bead Embroidery, Kumihimo, Peyote, Contemporary Geometric Beadwork... 
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emma bdracelet
Emma Bracelet
sara necklace
Sara Necklace
leather kumihimo
Leather Kumihimo
Dessie Cullen
Dessie's projects often include leather. Whether you are new to leather jewelry or an old hand, Dessie will guide you to success.
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Brenda Necklace
Pinkston Earrings
brick stitch earrings
Circular Brick Stitch
Theresa Hanada
Theresa teaches a basic beading series as well as more advanced classes. Some of her projects include simple leather and wirework. 
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